Best Practice

Posted by | February 14, 2014
TFS 2013 Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) fails with %TFSServerURLValidated% error

Earlier this week I installed the Team Foundation Server 2013 Power Tools and went to run a BPA scan. It finished very quickly, giving me a couple of strange %TFSServerURLValidated%...

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Posted by | September 19, 2012
Useful TFS Links

I have just finished delivering a Team Foundation Course today, and we had some great discussions around TFS Administration, upgrading, adoption etc. As usual, there is a whole pile of...

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Posted by | April 11, 2012
Reporting Waste with TFS

Tracking waste in TFS Overview Tracking waste and gathering the empirical data is one of the most effective ways of convincing people for the need to adapt. This needs an...

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Posted by | March 20, 2012
Upgrade TFS 2005 to TFS11 Beta

This is one journey to upgrade TFS 2005 to TFS11 Key points if you are in a hurry You only get one chance at the upgrade, on the initial install....

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Posted by | February 21, 2012
Scrum Power of 3 imbalance – Scrum Master as Product Owner

The question was recently posed to me –  What conflicts occur if the Scrum Master is also the Product Owner? This can be seen as a workaround for not getting...

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Posted by | November 12, 2010
Upgrading TFS to 2010

At TechEd Europe 2010, I had the privilege to work on the VS2010 Ultimate booth. It was great to meet so many folk, and find out how different people were...

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Posted by | May 5, 2010
New Scrum one pager by the VS ALM Rangers

The Rangers have published an update to the quick reference stack, and one of my favourites is the Scrum chart. Download the full pack here. The pack is broken down...

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Posted by | April 23, 2010
Getting to Done with VS2010

One of the most critical aspects of any project is when have you got to done. This is one of the central principles of Scrum, as it is the contract...

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Posted by | October 9, 2008
Convince Me You Can't Branch by Purpose

As I have stated before, I am amazed at how an organizations culture (read: dysfunctions or strengths) are reflected in their source control systems. This is a really a restatement...

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Posted by | July 14, 2008
What does "Done" mean?

OK, let’s say you’re on a Scrum team that’s planning its next iteration. You pull a story to implement Feature X for the next release of Application Y. You review...

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